Better Hair From A British Botanical Brand
By Carrie Jacobson, Contributing Writer |
I know combination skin. But combination hair? I wash my shoulder-length hair like a normal person-that is to say, 2-3 times a week. But somewhere along Day 2, my roots start to look limp and greasy, yet my ends are dry. Dry shampoo can be a good fix, but sometimes you just need to take a mulligan. You need a shampoo strong enough to get out the gunk from accumulated product use, but not too harsh as to dry out your hair; and a conditioner that won't make the top of your head look like an oil slick, but substantive enough to get all up in your hair shaft and actually do its job.
Bamford is a fancy UK import that actually got its start in clothes. (And they are gorgeous, gorgeous clothes if you are very tall and rich.) Under their Daylesford Organic label, they came out with an affordable collection of luxurious, eco-friendly products for the bath, body, even the baby. The entire range is made in England and contains at least 95% organic ingredients hand-picked by Bamford and harvested responsibly. They use stringent criteria that allows all their stuff to be certified by the highest Soil Association organic standard. So rest assured, it's additive-free.
The Geranium Shampoo contains plenty of plant extracts that help detoxify the hair, while a blend of essential oils provides aromatherapy. I'm a fan of shampoos that tickle as many of the senses as possible, and the way this shampoo sudsed up and smelled, not to mention how it left my tresses feeling like the Breck Girl's, is refreshingly appealing.
The Geranium Conditioner feels light, but it effectively softens and moisturizes your mane to give a rich, healthy finish. Active botanicals within their blend of eucalyptus, lavender, geranium (of course), and peppermint help nourish your hair and scalp, plus it contains nettle extract to stimulate hair growth. It's a great way to rejuvenate anyone's lifeless hair.
Interestingly, if you poke around the main website, daylesfordorganic.com, you can peep their wide selection of all-natural organic merch from home wares to food and wine. If you live in the UK, that's some serious one-stop shopping! But for the rest of us, head over to Neiman Marcus to get your hands on the beauty goods.